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Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
unsafe. >> once we found the hot spots we took action. >> tce a cleaning solvent used by the military and the mudding semiconductor industry. a toxic solvent that leaked and spilled all over the area. leaks so extensive that it's now a epa super fund site. >> it will be decades to clean up the ground water. tce was found this 20 commercial buildings in the area. including among the structures two new google office billings where renovations allowed higher than expected levels of tce to leach into the air in the buildings where google employees worked. >> how long have hot spots been there? >> we don't know how long or how, you know, how they got there. >> these hot spots is have been there a while and the people have been living above them or with this air in their home, is that correct is this. >> we don't know. >> now the epa was so concerned about the levels of the tce in the two homes they immediately began putting ventilation systems in them. as for the office buildings including google's, the epa said is that they have systems to keep vapors outside of the buildings now in place
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
is there live with new information for us. a very active scene still, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. i just heard from the spokesperson from alameda spokesperson. he's on the way to the scene to give us more information. we're on marcella street which is the road that runs right in front of hillside elementary. you can see for a couple blocks it is still shut down. deputies have got this area shut down. the school is off to the right up on that mound there. you can see red lights of the school. it was around 8:45 last night well after the kids were off campus after school was out of session that someone called 911 because they heard multiple shots fired. when the alameda county sheriff's office arrived, they found a young man, an adult but young man, on campus suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. they took him to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. they are telling us that this is the first homicide of the year for them. it appears they have not made any arrests as of yet. if you want to look at our live chopper video you can get a sense of where the shooting
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
her chances of a full recovery in time for the winter games. >>> let us start this morning with the decision by the postal service to end saturday mail delivery. nbc's tom costello is in a post office in washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. this was a major move that the postal service is undertaking, losing $16 billion a year as it is forced to fund future retiree medical benefits. and congress still hasn't gotten around to addressing the issue. the postal service will act on its own to save money and here's the plan. starting august 1st, the usps will stop saturday mail delivery and will however continue package delivery and we should say medical delivery, in other words, pills and that kind of thing. mail delivery to post office boxes will continue on saturday. post offices would remain open on saturday. the estimating savings here is $2 billion a year. while it's true that first class mail has fallen off a cliff as you and i and everybody else shifts to e-mail, packaged delivery is soaring for the post office, up 14% in two years, becau
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
terre is live with the details for us. kimberly? >> reporter: jessica, police, as you know, have been using dash cams for years to record their traffic stops, but now more people are buying them and using them for security and surveillance. they're the reason we have so many spectacular images of the meteor over russia last week. there are millions of dash cameras in that country. here in the u.s. and more particularly in the bay area the technology trend seems to be catching on. >> the biggest reason right now is to record traffic accidents, to record what they see on the road, just wanting to share with other people. >> reporter: and sometimes security experts say it's people just wanting a second set of eyes. >> so i've gotten calls wanting to know where their partner is, parents wanting to know where their teenager is, employers wanting to know where their employees are. >> reporter: thousands of tips from dash cam. >> as the price tag comes down, the availability gets greater. >> reporter: but the interest in personal surveillance extends beyond the driver's seat. >> unfortunatel
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Feb 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> the reality of losing two officers sinks in, santa is coming together to grieve. >> they take care of us and this is our time to wrap our arms around them as well. >> details about the services are expected to be released as early as tomorrow. live in santa cruz, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. george kiriyama has the first responder who is found themselves caught in the crossfire themselves. >> the the police officers were not the only ones who were in harm's way. the firefighters who responded to the scene found themselves in the middle of gunfire and this right here is the fire truck that took four bullets. it was a chaotic scene using his body as a shield to protect a woman. >> the scene is not secure. >> as firefighters responded to the scene, they heard this on the radio. >> two patients, victims of gunshot wounds and the scene is not secure. >> the two victims were santa cruz police officers. butch baker and elizabeth butler. he shot and killed the officers on his doorstop. >> we don't respond with officers down. it's one we never want to go to. >> to 15 minutes later, fire
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
. it helped women live six months longer than those that were using a traditional treatment. the chief of oncology said that the drug has benefitted several of his patients. >> on to it that it is like a trojan horse, it gets taken into the cell and kills the cell in the breast cancer cell from within. which you know on, it gets tall benefits of chemo therapy with none of the side effects. >> denise is still taking the new drug every three weeks and she credits it with saving her life. now, what is interesting about this new approach is that doctors say, it may be used to develop other cancer drugs. because it can more effectively treat those cancers with fewer side effects. reporting live in walnut creek. nbc bay area news. well tonight the man hunt continues, the search in multiple states for the person who gunned down an oakland man on the laws vegas strip. he they say that several leads have not panned out. they are looking for the occupants of a black range rover, it slammed into a taxi and burst into flames killing the cabbie and the passenger. the whole thing started with an arg
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Feb 23, 2013 11:00pm PST
out away from internet access on an excursion. they had been using skype and facebook to stay in contact and that contact has ceased. >> reporter: he's made up flyers that he's posting on facebook and with online travel groups. hoe just wants to know his friend and her boyfriend are safe. >> i want them to both know that we're looking for them and we want them to contact us and reach out to us and tell us that they're okay and with want them to be safe. >> reporter: the couple's family is reportedly in contact with authorities in peru and with the u.s. embassy there. friends and family are right now trying to come up with a game plan. but tonight, they're feeling pretty hopeless. i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much. >>> new details tonight in the case of three people killed on a las vegas strip this week. one of them an oakland rapper. police are naming amare harris as the gunman. his arrest history includes kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault. police released this picture of a black range rover at an apartment complex. harris opened fire from the
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Feb 10, 2013 11:10pm PST
's monte francis is in oakland tonight with more on that for us. >> reporter: good evening. robert wasserman's firm $250,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the police dem and then make recommendations. he says he's still in the stage of gathering information but he did make some suggestions tonight. speaking to a packed community meeting at holy names university, police and consultant robert wasserman says he senses a desire in oakland for action and change when it comes to the city's growing crime problem. >> whether it's from rest dens of this area or folks that occupy it, it doesn't matter. there is energy. we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: focusing that energy wasserman says means moving to a neighborhood policing model and rebuilding trust between the police officers and the community. it also means, he says, applying something called the broken windows theory. >> and there's a broken window and someone doesn't fission it you will get another broken window and the whole area will eventually deteriorate which e creates a breeding ground for crime.
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Feb 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
have from them, that video. >> reporter: the u.s. embassy of peru has told them the pair may have then boarded a boat. >> the embase embassy believes they got on the boat for an a . amazon cruise. >> reporter: the family has set up a war room where they're mapping out all they know. >> probably the biggest thing we have access to garrett's bank records and starting january 25th all of his banking ceased. no more withdrawals. there's nothing. there is absolutely no activity. >> reporter: what has the family especially worried, warnings that kidnappers may be targeting american tourists in the peru region. friends and family are pleading for help. >> i want my son to know that i love him, that we all love him. we want them to come home safe and sound. >> when your child is missing it's really, really tough. and we need your help. >> reporter: the family tells me they're getting daily updates from the embassy in peru. they are certainly hoping that those images will lead to the couple. meanwhile, the folks here at the peddler bike shop are asking for the safe return of jamie neal an
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
't help us all the time so we need to help ourselves. i've heard lots of people talking about getting more guns. >> reporter: sergeant dwyer says it's not comforting hearing people are trying to get guns. detectives on the case are hoping they'll make the same arrests in the same amount of time they did with the previous home invasion robbery last month. again, people working on this trying to get the same results. stephanie thuang, nbc bay area news. >>> heavily armed san jose cops descended on a house near center road and capital expressway to arrest a man described as a violent career criminal. investigators say 30-year-old mitchell pope is the worst of the worst. members of the police department's merge unit talked flash bang devices through the windows of the house during the 30-minute standoff. pope did surrender peacefully. investigators say they've been tracking him the last two months. oakland today became the first city in the country to issue city i.d. cards that double as debit cards. that groundbreaking municipal program launched today. the goal is to ensure that everyone in t
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Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
spots for those crimes. it's what happens after the theft that has police worried. >> they use stolen cars to commit robberies, burglaries, auto theft leads to everybody. it leads to dope. it leads to weapons. it leads to identity theft. i was in hayward a few months ago following a girl in a stolen car. watched her park it, get out and steal mail out of mailboxes and get back in. we took her off and she was a major identity thief. >> chp recommends using steering wheel locks or detachable steering wheels to help protect your car. >>> nudists in san francisco protesting the city's ban on nudity which went into effect at midnight. earlier this week on tuesday a u.s. district court judge dismissing a lawsuit by the nudists but said they could return to court if the city enforces the ban in a way that stifles a political message. an attorney representing the nudists say their goal is to be cited by police so they can claim their rights to protest politically are being violated. the protest will take place at noon on the steps of city hall. >>> nasa will do a second round of data collecti
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
spoke with them about tomorrow's big game. he joins us now from new orleans. these guys know about the super bowl. >> oh, they certainly do. they have several rings. we talked to a ton of guys today. many of the current stars, some former stars, some niners stars of the past, we are outside louis armstrong park in new orleans at the honors show. here's some of who we talked to, some legends of the game and some current guys. what a night in new orleans. the theater bringing together a-list celebrities and football legends all with thoughts on what to look for tomorrow in the super bowl. >> i'm hoping for a no-holds barred. i want to see a physical football game. i want to see a game that is real competitive. i feel like the niners will win this 24-17. >> quarterback to quarterback what makes kaepernick such a differencemaker, so explosive? >> i think his legs. his ability to extend plays. his confidence. he's a cool, calm, collected guy. thrives under pressure. this is just another game. as the outside world tries to build it up as something that's larger than life, but it's still
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon, and have congress and the president lead us in this area, then we will end up with a nation which is insolvent. >> reporter: republicans are criticizing what happens after tonight's speech. president obama hits the road three cities in three days to push his agenda. >> mr. president, if you're truly worried about this issue, why aren't you working with congress that we elected to prevent it? >> reporter: republican florida senator marco rubio delivers the response tonight. from washington, i'm tracie potts, nbc news. >>> 4:33. also attending tonight's state of the union apple ceo tim cook. he'll be sitting in the first lady's box with military families. people champion immigration reform and victims of gun violence. now last year the first lady invited the widow of steve jobs to the state of the union. the first family's tech connection makes sense when you think about it. you may recall during the inauguration they were glued to their smartphones. the entire first family texting and twittering. >> going to get sore necks like that. you can
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Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
. the mayor of los angeles is vowing to use all available resources to find dorner. >> turn yourself in, because we will find you. you've disgraced the public safety, the police profession. turn yourself in. >> that will be the best resolution for this whole thing right now. no one else has to be shot. no one else has to be injured. no one else has to die. >> los angeles police say they have more than 50 officers and their families in protective custody right now, and will continue to do so until they find dorner. >>> now, if you recall police opened fire on two women in a truck early thursday, thinking dorner was inside. los angeles police chief charlie beck met with the two to apologize to them. and promised them a new truck. they may want more than that, though, as their lawyer says he is not ruling out a lawsuit. the women, a 71-year-old and 47-year-old daughter were delivering newspapers. the mother was shot twice in the back and the daughter was hit by broken glass. >>> we'll bring you the latest developments on the search for dorner, both on-air and online. just go to the website
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
of asteroids coming at us. >> i'm thankful for that. >> reporter: all the cosmic activity catching the attention of glenn rivera who recently had a close encounter with a meteor ite when one hit his neighbor's roof on his birthday in october. he still has a chunk of it. >> it's just fantastic that we're getting data and getting fo footage of these meteorite falls so we can study them and hopefully learn something about our planet and the solar system. >> reporter: now rivera is setting up his telescope hoping to catch a glimpse of the asteroid. people across the bay area are doing the same. >>> and coming up at 6:30, are complete coverage of that massive exploding meteor over russia. the amazing video with many different angles. what experts are saying about it. janelle wang has our report at 6:30. >>> new tonight at 6:00, strong emotions in court today again at the san jose man accused of killing a suspected burglar kills a suspect. they say betancourt is a vigilante who took the law into his own hands. while his relatives say they just want justice. the clash created tension in t
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
jodi hernandez and her success witnessed that fireball at their home in fairfield and told us about it. >> we were driving on interstate westbound in fairfield and all of a sudden we saw this bright light falling from the sky. it was like a bright white streak and it kind of ended in a ball, and i was just like, i couldn't get the words out fast enough, it was like look, look, look, victor! he saw, one of our sons saw, it of spectacular. i had been covering a story on meteors and asteroids all day and i couldn't believe i was actually seeing one just a few hours later. >> people quickly turned to our facebook and twitter feeds to tell us what they saw. one viewer in san jose said "it was a bright green when it first appeared then it went to a bright yellow. it was awesome!" and also another viewer in san jose said "it looked like the one that i saw back in october except it was a little smaller, it was greenish in color. everyone in the parking lot stopped and looked at it." astronomers say last night's meteor was likely smaller than the one in october that landed in the bay area. that
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00am PST
nbc's michele kosinski is in south africa on the story for us this morning. michele, good morning. give us the latest. >> hi, savannah. oscar pistorius sobbed his body shaking as this ruling was read and you could say in many ways this was expected, but this judge kept everyone guessing. his ruling lasted two hours. he criticized the prosecution, then said that it doesn't mean their case is not strong. then he hit pistorius saying he has problems with his story about what happened that morning. ultimately ruling, though, pistorius is not a flight risk, not a danger to the public. he will be released on bail tonight. >> the accused is not a flight risk. >> reporter: listen to the reaction on audio feed at the moment the ruling on bail was finally read. >> the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> yeah! >> reporter: oscar pistorius entered the court with a calm demeanor looking more collected, even confident than we've seen. head forward, eyes closed. prosecutors picked up their argument, again ripping into pistorius' account of what happened the morning reeva steenkamp
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
change. >> we're hemorrhaging and they're running to us with a band-aid. it's tourniquet time and they just don't seem to understand that. >> reporter: now if the issue does go to arbitration, the city does have some level of protection because voters passed a measure which forces the arbitrator to consider the ability's ability to pay without compromising other city services. this will be in the works for a while. kris sanchez, nx bay area news. >>> the dry spell is nearly over. rain will return tomorrow. here's a live look outside at silicon valley. it's clear now but that's all about to change. let's bring in chief meteorologist jeff ranieri from the nbc bay area weather center with more. jeff? >> 13 days since our last major rain across the bay area, and for that matter, we haven't seen much of anything in 2013. satellite radar picture tonight look like a storm is coming. you can see very clear conditions across the greater bay area but we zoom out and the area i'm focusing in on is 334 miles away. that is the zone with the cold front that will eventually bring us our firs
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
down a man who used to wear a badge. overnight, police teams scour big bear mountain, three hours outside of los angeles. this is where police discovered christopher corner's burnt out truck. the 33-year-old at the center of a massive manhunt. >> we don't know what he's going to do. we don't -- we know what he's capable of doing and we need to find him. >> reporter: heavily armed and extremely dangerous, police say corner, a former lapd officer, navy reservist and sharp shooter, has already killed three and is targeting many more. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. >> reporter: four years ago corner accused a fellow officer of kicking a suspect in the head, but it was corner who was fired for making false statements in the case. detectives say dorner is targeting officers he names in this manifesto published on-line. you will now live the life of the prey. i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm term mating yours. -- terminating yours. police say the revenge killings began sunday when monica kwan and keith lawrence were shot to death. kwan's
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
's department is making another pitch to buy and use unmanned aerial droughns. jodi hernandez joins us this evening from oakland with the details. >> the alameda county sheriff's department could become the first agency in the state to deploy droughns. the debate took center stage at a board of supervisors committee meeting here today. civil rights advocates hope to ground the proposal before it has a chance to take off. >> you're looking at the 4.4 pound aerial droerngs the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy it. the drone or what the sheriff calls a small unmanned aerial system would be used to give officers a bird's eye view at crime scenes and search and rescue operations. >> these things have a 25-minute capability flight time. so for 25 minutes, to search areas for lost children or elderly or alzheimer's patients, to search an area that would be very difficult. >> these devices -- >> but as the sheriff's department made the pitch to members of the board of supervisors, public protection committee, critics wearing no drone stickers filled the room to voice their conce
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
one and all. thank you for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we're also following developing news this morning out of southern california where the search for christopher dorner enters a new week. the former los angeles police officer continues to allude authorities, he may be getting something he wants. "today in the bay's" marla tellez joins us in the newsroom to explain. good morning. >> over the weekend lapd announcing a $1 million reward being offered for arrest and conviction of christopher dorner. now police chief charlie beck saying this is the largest local reward ever offered. several hours after making that statement sunday, tense moments at a lowe's store where two people thought they spotted dorner. the store was evacuated but police say it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. the search for dorner continues to focus on the area around big bear where police found a cache of weapons and camping gear inside his burned out truck. that is new over the weekend. also in a new twist, los angeles police say they are going to reopen dorner's
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
american bridge and floor are working with the u.s. coast guard to try to determine what went wrong. until they do, i'm told the scaffolding work will remain suspended. work on the deck of the eastern span is expected to resume tomorrow. .reporting live on treasure island, i'm jodi hernandez nbc bay area news. >> thank you. so who's responsible? more details now about the company that operates the crane and other vendors on this project. nbc bay area's investigative unit is digging into the history of these companies and we found revealing information about their past. reporter stephen stock joins us from our newsroom. a lot of talk about the contractors and the safety records. what have you found out? >> raj, the crane as you heard from jodi is operated through a joint operations is agreement between two of the largest construction companies in the country, a group called american bridge company based out of pennsylvania and an even larger corporation called floor enterprises based outside dallas, texas. according to data from the department of labor, oh shas inspectors investigated four
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how much of a surprise this was? >> it is a surprise. i people think had fair warning. it was a few years ago in a book called "light of the world," a long interview with a german journalist. the journalist asked the pope if he would resign. and he said something interesting. in the midst of a candle and all that stuff. he said now is not the time. it's not the time to run when you're in great risk and emergency period.
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Feb 14, 2013 4:30am PST
this lover's day. mike loves us so much. he came back. good morning to you. >> i was resting up a full day so i could bring you all of the love on valentine's day. look at this. lit up orange is because of lights and fog in the area. bay bridge chp gives a fog advisory. nothing official. they did say it's tougher to see toward the san francisco side even at the east bay side you can't see the freeway. pointing out slowing through oakland. we can see the road there. i'll tell you what we find coming up. back to you. >> okay. we are following a developing story out of south africa this morning. a lot of history around this one where the man who shot to fame as the blade runner is now under arrest for the shooting death of his girlfriend. some reports say that he shot his girl after mistaking her for an intruder earlier this morning at his house. police say this investigation is ongoing adding that in the past, there have been allegations of domestic violence at the olympian's home. >> i can confirm that there has previously been incidents at the home. i'm not going to elaborate on that. there h
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
is in trouble with the law again. she hid her face from us when she went in the could you remember room. she spent four years in prison after lying about a receisevere finger in a chili bowl from wendy's. >> she has a history of manipulating the system. >> her son seen here was in court. police say he admitted he was lying about how he was shot. >>> he was hit with a 39-foot long section of steel track weighing 2,000 pounds and survived. a san jose man injured in a railroad construction accident is suing caltrans. he doesn't know if he will ever recover. he knows what happened to him cannot happen to anyone else. we have george in san jose. it has been four months since the accident, george. >> reporter: jose salazar used the word amazing several times. all he has been through and a coma, you can say is amazing. he was in a coma for about a month. jose had a fractured skull, broken back, broken ribs and punctured lung. on his birthday, the railroad worker woke up. amazing? call it a miracle. salazar doesn't remember anything that day in november when a 39-foot long and 1,800 pound steel trac
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
call with a child in the home. antioch police tell us they've been doing extra enforcement in the neighborhood at least once a week trying to calm things down. they do believe that it has been effective. this morning they are still looking for that suspect but have not released any suspect description to us. reporting live in antioch, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> very scary there. meantime, we have new details this morning in an overnight shooting that has left one man dead, four others injured in vallejo. that shooting happened late last night. police say they found two men shot inside a garage and they were rushed to a nearby hospital. one of those men later died. police say three other people also showed up at that hospital with gunshot wounds related to the same shooting. police at this point have not identified any suspects. >>> happening now, the search for a former police officer turned shooting rampage suspect is spreading to mexico. investigators say he may have had help getting there. federal court papers uncovered by "the l.a. times" say an accomplice i
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Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> oh. >> reporter: the dmv tells us it's registered to someone else, not you. >> oh, it must be my mother. >> reporter: nearly half the people we tracked were using a placard or plate registered to someone else. are you using a disabled placard for parking? >>. no. >> reporter: there is one on your dashboard. >> oh. >> reporter: we confirmed at least eight work for the county. is this your first time doing that? >> yes, today. >> reporter: we have you on multiple occasions using your mother's placard to park for free while you work. you work here? >> yes. >> reporter: so does this woman, who receives more than $100,000 in salary and benefits from the county. so do you think it's fair to use someone else's placard so that you can park for free all day? >> no, not particularly. i pay the city. i have a parking space. >> reporter: oh, you do? where is your parking space? >> i really need to go now. >> when you see video like this, what do you think? >> it's pretty egregious activity. >> reporter: dmv investigator calvin wu said the number of placards has nearly doubled in ten years. >
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
gisignati this asteroid. this large piece of rock is about 150 feet in diameter. it will pass by us at 17,200 miles above earth. that's closer than some of our satellites. unfortunately for us in the bay area, it will be too dim and not visible to the naked eye but they will host a viewing party using one of the large telescopes tonight. now even with that you won't be able to see the features of the asteroids like craters but you will be able to see an object. tiny dot of light. that's how conrad chung described it to me. drifting across the night sky and you might even be able to detect its rotation through variations in brightness. their viewing party is tonight. 7:30 to 10:30 here at one of their observatories and it is free and open to the public. again, not visible to naked eye. if you have a nifty telescope behind me, you will see this dot going across the sky. doesn't happen often. reporting live in oakland, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> this morning mountain view's nasa ames is under investigation accused of sharing secret weapon system technology with china and other countr
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
is charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc bay area news. >>> now let's it turn your attention to new details on the man and his past linked to high-power weapons. we started digging as soon as the story broke. tony kovaleski joins us now with exclusive investigation on 0 his criminal background, his mental history and why, tony, he was able to get out of jail after serving only one year of a six-year sentence. i know you talked to a source with intimate knowledge of this man. >> reporter: jessica, we've learned a great deal through court records and a variety of sources. he served in the marines but not a full term. he was discharged for medical reasons. he spent some time with family about three years ago in arizona before returning to san jose, according to his former attorney. the legal troubles started shortly after his father had him placed on a mental health hold at valley medical center. >> he was a trouble d individua in a lot of ways. >> reporter: this attorney represented him following an incident that started in th
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
and said austin is poised to become the next silicon valley. they are using his vision to renew their own criticism of the business climate here. >> we have so many laws being passed in california that the first violation with the small business would be a fixed ticket instead of a fine. that would be a huge step. we should have sunset clauses on all these regulations every five years for review to make sure that they're legitimate. there's still a need. >> governor brown has called governor perry's visit here, quote, a cheap gimmick. >> a front row seat to the state of the union, the local leader who will be sitting with the first lady. plus -- >> reporter: it's not a new crime but it may have found a new target. i'm jodi hernandez in the east bay. i'll show you how time may be added to your commute. the story straight ahead. >>> a high risk rescue plays out as our nbc chopper was overhead. the story behind the hair-raising rescue just ahead. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. temperatures dropping quickly this hour. low to mid-50s throughout the tri-valley and
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
on humboldt avenue searching for any more explosives. marianne favro joins us from the scene with are more of this troubling discovery. marianne? >> reporter: raj, late this afternoon chp investigators found additional explosive devices here at the home. those devices have been placed in a hall in the front of the home and are covered with sandbags. the bomb squad intends to detonate them tomorrow. this is how last night ended in a home on humboldt avenue with a bomb squad detonating explosive material in the middle of a n m normally quiet santa clara neighborhood. chp investigators first obtained a search warrant for this house, they weren't looking for explosives. they were trying to determine if the man who lived here, 45-year-old everett, is linked to threats against a state elected official. today they scoured the house again and found even more explosive devices. they now place the devices in another hole in the front yard under these sandbags. chp officials say last nate's detonation went smoothly. >> they couldn't figure out exactly what the substance was. and then they eliminated
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
's what the argument was over. >> help, graham, educate us in the difference between legal procedure between south africa and the united states. so much emotion around this trial, around this case, this is a beloved figure, but he's not appealing to a jury here this would not be a jury trial. >> no, this won't be a jury trial in south africa we don't have juries. when a case initially comes before a court and goes before a magistrate, from a magistrate, it then goes to a high court and a high court depending on the severity of the case and crime, it will be before a judge who will have either one or two assistants to help decide the legitimacy of the allegations and whether or not there is guilt and in the states, where you have a jury, we do not have a jury. >> one of the big questions, of course, you know, in a high-profile case like this, and pistorius talked about it. he is not a flight risk, should be granted bail. given your experience, what is the likelihood of that happening? >> look, it's 50/50. they got the magistrate to rule u.s. a schedule 6 offense, schedule six offense
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
flavor. coming up, we'll meet a key player behind the scenes who used to tour with u2. that's right. he's now using skills with the giants. >>> welcome back, everyone. taking a live look outside from the south bay. certainly a cold start. >> google opens above 2k4r8z -- $800 a share for the first time. this despite economic uncertainty. >> washington politicians say they will work. they are celebrating another all-time high for google stock. not bad for a company that started at $85 a share. google this morning at $806.85. now much of the gains came in the last year after larry page took over oh. his second time serving as ceo. $806 is a ridiculous stock price. it makes it hard for the average mom and pop investor to buy more than just a few shares. that decreases demand. most companies in this situation would solve the problem with a stock split. that is, wave a magic wand and make each share worth two shares at half the price. it doesn't hurt current investors but makes the stock easier to buy. by we're pretty sure google would like to do it but thef lyle matters. the split is likely
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am PST
harbaugh take the field for the big showdown tomorrow. ed fareed from comcast bay area sports joins us. i don't know about you, but we can't wait. >> reporter: chris we've been waiting this for two weeks and at this our in new orleans, we're on the banks of the mississippi river, a few people out and about already. we can assume some of the people may have never gone to bed. also, ticket prices to get into the super bowl have gone up a little bit, it will cost you at least $1,300 but one thing remains the same, it is still harbaugh versus harbaugh, a story line that was in danger of being tapped out, maybe a couple of weeks ago. however, jim and john did a real good job here in new orleans of keeping the focus on the players. however that focus shifted baaing to them yesterday when they made super bowl history the first joint press conference from the two head coaches. >> i just want to start by saying what an honor it is for both of us to be here with each other, no question about it, what a very exciting moment it is, but even more than that, to, for our families to be here. >> i concur
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
gun stores operate. requiring conditional use permits and requiring i.d. checks for ammunition sales. while town leaders debate the laws, andrea is hoping templar sports will leave. >> i would hope the gun store would move. >> reporter: supporters say the call to close the doors is unlawful. >> they've completed all the permits. they've gone through the paperwork that's required. i hate to see the sort of, i want to say bigotry pointed at them. >> reporter: three people tone store including a los gatos police officer. the managing partner assured the residents that he is operating within the law and promoting safety. >> we explained the laws to them. showed them how to properly secure the locks. >> reporter: the town council has heard more than three hours of public comment and has yet to hear the next steps and possibly updating the gun laws here. nbc bay area news. >>> i want to show you something that's frightening. what you're watching right now, you saw it there. a very head-on crash in oakland. sadly one person died in this crash and somehow three other people including the per
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will be other community meetings like this and we're told wasserman will attend the meetings. we talked to the mayor and the police chief. you can hear what they had to say tonight at 11:00. monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. it looked like chaos in fremont but it was only a drill. fire, police and other agencies responded to a large scale simulated disaster with hundreds of fictional casualties. today's event was one of the largest disaster manage many exercises ever held in the bay area with 15 agencies participating. >> these are all agencies that would typically respond if there is a large casualty event. we're trying to improve the coordination. we're trying to decrease the amount of time that it takes to get injured people t
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00am PST
spent the next 15 minutes talking to them. >> he wouldn't hurt us if we did what he said and followed his directions. it would be okay. >> what were you thinking? >> i didn't believe him. i thought he was going to kill us. >> we saw so many pictures of him and while he talked to me he said i know i know who i am. >> i don't have a problem with you. i just want to clear my name. >> dorner tied them up and gagged them and covered their heads with pillowcases. he stole their car and then just took off. karen managed to get free and she called 911. it was that call that set into motion the chain of events that ultimately led to dorner's death. what followed was a shootout between dorner and a fish and wildlife warden and then standoff in another cabin. police lobbed tear gas inside the cabin and that caused the fire. what's believed to be dorner's body was found inside the burned out building along with his driver's license. police say they will wait until they receive absolute confirmation from the coroner before they officially declare dorner dead. >>> the alameda county sheriff continu
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Feb 21, 2013 11:00am PST
. chp officers say when they searched basham's home, they found dangerous materials used to make explosives. >>> we have new details this morning surrounding a deadly shooting and a car crash in las vegas that completely shuts down the busiest part of that famous strip. we're now learning the intersection featuring caesar's palace and the bellagio will be shut down for most of the day. there was a shootout between two vehicles. police say a maserati and a black suv were stopped at a red light when somebody started firing a gun. the two cars then sped through the red light. the maserati slammed into a taxi. the taxi burst into flames instantly killing a passenger and that driver. and that started a chain reaction. ended with five cars involved. police say the black suv involved in that shooting managed just to speed away. >>> olympian oscar pistorius will return to court tomorrow for day four of his bail hearing, this as a lead investigator in this case is dropped because he is facing attempted murder charges of his own. police say detective hilton botha is scheduled to appear in
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Feb 27, 2013 4:30am PST
bridge authority will vote today on whether to use 6 million in toll money for the grand celebration. the money would pay for public safety and access during a labor day celebration for the new eastern span. private funding is being raised for what they are calling a spectacular fireworks show during the grand opening. we have seen the new lights. dancing in the darkness. it is beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> coming up, larry ellison spending more of his billions this time. this time on an entire airline. >> good to be larry. and a possible show down at the apple shareholder meeting today. details coming up. >> and new details around the arrest of a former police officer accused of raping women while on duty. >> announcer: you're watching "today in the bay." >> welcome back. a live look at the south bay, san jose all lit up. a little bit of haze out there. we'll have christina in house checking those for you. silicon valley's oracle ceo larry ellison now has a hawaiian airline to go with with his island. the billionaire bought island air yesterday. details of the deal aren't being disclos
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Feb 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> house republicans have passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. why won't he work with us? >> reporter: the countdown clock is ticking down to march 1st and a belt tightening that will squeeze just about everyone. brian mo brian moore,nbc washington. >>> and we're told 2,000 secure cameras have been installed throughout rome, many focused on the vatican, volunteers and paramedics will be in st. pete her's square and the streets leading to the vatican. he will retire on thursday and most of the cardinals will gather to choose the next pope. this is the first time in 600 years that a pope resigned. >>> after being granted bail, oscar pistorius is staying at his uncle's home in pretoria. private security guards stood watch outside the home. the chief magistrate set bail for the south african olympian at $113,000. pist pistorius must hand over his passport and any guns he might own. >> it is not a sports case, no judgment being given. can we hold this guy so he can have his way later? i don't think he is a flight risk. he's a national figure, well known everywhere. >> pistoriu
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
of that guy, number 7, colin kaepernick. ahmed fareed joins us now from new orleans with more on that and what the team is saying about their young new leader. this kid has been on fire. >> reporter: he's been unbelievable and he's burst on the scene, jon, in the last 2 1/2 months. it was somewhat of an uncertain path to get here. there was only one scholarship offer for him to play football and that was with the university of nevada. the team he ended up playing for. that came one week before signing day. he was hoping for an opportunity. he got that. he was a better baseball player than football but football is what he wanted to do and now playing in super bowl xlvii and according to teammates, he could be the key to the game on sunday. >> there's something about kap that no matter what happens, he always keeps his composure. that's what i like about him. he's always under control no matter what. and it's a great thing, man. i'm just happy to have him be a part of this team. >> when things go wrong, he stay calm. you know, you just don't know -- defenses won't know what they'll get from him.
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
francisco police are telling us that 25 people were arrested. mostly for public intoxication. one person was arrested after they tried to light something on fire over near 16th and mission. near 24th street a few people threw bottles at police officers. that was contained quickly and fortunately there no one was hurt. part of mission and also 24th streets were closed down to eliminate cruising after and during the game. some fans thought it was heavy handed but most spilling out of bars after that loss to the ravens, they understood. >> it's all right. as long as there's no trouble and they're here to keep everything safe, it's okay. >> reporter: now early this morning street sweepers and power washers cleaned up the streets and sidewalks in the mission district. 25 people arrested number is preliminary. it may go up later this morning when they check numbers again. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> thanks, christie. >>> no doubt a very tough loss all of the way around for the 49ers down in new orleans. >> but now we're getting perspective from one
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
out of riverside where a city used zoning laws to ban storefront marijuana shops and one sued the city to try to stop the closure. we spoke with one who wants cities to have the final say in this. we'll hear from him coming up in about 30 minutes. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> it is 5:05. after much controversy and debate, richmond city council will swear in a new councilmember later today. there was almost five hours of debate last night over who, which of the 12 candidates would fill the seat currently held by gary bell in the hospital in a coma. last night the council selected a 27 year old who currently works for assembly woman nancy skinner. >>> let's get a check on the tuesday forecast. christina loren is here. enjoying a lot of nice temperatures outside. chilly today. >> chilly and cloudy as well. nothing like yesterday. temperatures are going to be pretty nice. not too bad. you don't have to worry about dodging heavy rain showers until we hit thursday. temperatures this morning are nice and mild for the most part. we're in the upper 40
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
of san jose police on scene including sergeant gray conley who joins us live to explain to us what happened. we do understand that a woman was attempting to cross monterey road at bellevue avenue when she was struck and killed about 1:00 this morning. what information do you have to go on? >> we had a couple of witnesses that were out here that witnessed the collision. they said it was a dark colored vehicle, possibly a honda and it has severe front end damage. >> reporter: caused from the impact of hitting the woman? >> correct. >> reporter: so what else can you tell us? how do you come to an end to this investigation? >> the evidence that we collect up off the street, the statements that we gather and any kind of film footage that we'll get from any cameras on the street here will lead hopefully to a positive end to the investigation. >> reporter: no sign that the driver even attempted to stop? >> that i don't know. >> reporter: as for the woman who passed away? >> right now that's in the coroner's hands on identifying the lady that died. >> reporter: and in terms of traffic for
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Feb 28, 2013 5:00am PST
the historic day. >>> meteorologist christina loren joins us. a warm one on the way. >> it's going to be nice, terry and marla. it's going to be really, really nice. 5:05. start with your weather headlines. this is the kind of warm-up you want to embrace. the tourism season hasn't yet started. that will kick in into spring. the first official day is the 20th of march. we're about 21 days away. hazy sunshine on the way. you'll get the beaches to yourselves if you can. san gregoria was empty yesterday. we're holding on to that good air quality today and tomorrow. more widespread 70s on the way for friday and then major cooling ahead. we've got a potent winter system on the way next week, and that's going to change things dramatically. the roller-coaster ride continues. today we keep on going up. 46 degrees in concord right now. at noon to 1:00, you'll be in the upper 60s. it's going to be comfortable. you'll be peeling off a layer. you'll see lots of shorts and short sleeves. 70 on the way for livermore. 70 in san jose. protect your skin with spf 30. 5:06. your seven-day outlook ready in my nex
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Feb 24, 2013 7:00am PST
they're just out on an excursion away from internet access. they had been using the internet and skype and facebook, all that stuff to stay in contact, and that contact has ceased. >> that bike shop owner did post fliers on facebook and with online travel groups in hopes of finding the couple safe. the couple's families are reportedly in contact with authorities in peru and with the u.s. embassy there as well. >>> new details this morning in the murder of an oakland rapper killed on a las vegas strip, along with two other people. police named amar harris as a gunman in thursday u shooting. the 26-year-old's arrest history includes kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault. police also released this picture of a black range rover found east of the strip yesterday. harris opened fire from that suv as both he and kenny clench drove down the las vegas strip. after cherry was shot, his car crashed into a taxi that exploded, killing the driver and his passenger. police are urging anyone with information on harris' whereabouts to come forward. >>> new this morning, did you feel it? a small earth
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democratic president, bill clinton, by offering a laundry list of poll tested ideas. >> i'm announcing a launch of three more of these manufacturing house, and raise the minimum wage to $9. make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. a new college score card that parents and students can use. i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security crisis. >> reporter: mr. obama adopted a tough tone throughout his address. >> let's set party interests aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. let's do it without the brinkmanship that scares off investors and stresses consumers. >> reporter: the night's emotional moment, the president's call for congress to at least vote on serious gun control, invoking the memory of gun victims like
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
can, but the leadership, oh, my gosh, like, they'll tell us one thing, you know, for example, you know, a tugboat was supposed to come once that first evening. well, we sat on the water for two days with nothing and, you know, the seas were really high. in fact, that night my friends and i we slept in our lifeboats in our bed and i truly, truly, truly thought the boat was going to tip over because it slants at, like, a 45-degree angle one day, and then the next day it's to the other side. and, like, i don't know, pipes are busting. i know the sewer is backing up and, like, water is in the cabins and it's just a nightmare. >> it sounds absolutely horrendous. did i hear you correctly a few moments ago, there are no working toilets or there's just lit -- >> there's -- there's very limited. for example, ours worked one day for one hour. but then it has not worked since then. so, basically we've had an hour of it working. i mean, we have to use the bathroom in these bags in the trash can, you know, like, the vanity trash can and then we have to take it into the hall and put it in these bigg
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> i hope to hear from the president in the state of the union he wants to join us in trying to effect much smarter cuts in spending. >> the result could be a huge blow to middle class families and our economy as a whole. all our economic progress could be put at risk. >> after tomorrow's address, president obama hits the road with his plan for the budget and ideas to stimulate the economy starting in north carolina on wednesday. >> arizona-based go daddy today will open up silicon valley offices for the very first time. so the question remains, scott mcgrew, what took so long to get here? >> that's something we'll ask the go daddy ceo today. the company opening its west coast offices in sunnyvale. go daddy best known for its risque commercials but it ap a serious company. a company that struggled lately in the loss over a porn site. though most experts say it will never stand. we'll have more about go daddy tonight as we see that kiss yet again. >>> "the wall street journal" and "the new york times" says that apple is working on a wearable device, sort of a wristwatch. although a wris
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> savannah, thank you. we're learning more about thorng about the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of p
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